We have had many people ask to get two puppies at the same time, and we
always ask that you research the disadvantages of this first, and then
we'll talk about your situation.
Probability #1 to consider: Puppies that grow up with a
littermate bond less with their people than a puppy raised by itself, or
with an older/existing dog.
Probability #2 to consider: Potty training two puppies at once
is VERY challenging.
And, there are some other likely effects of raising two puppies of the
same age in one home at the same time.
With that said, there are certain situations that we think are
"possibly" appropriate for two puppies to go to the same home. Overcoming
the potty training challenge is easier if there is a doggie door installed
in the room that the puppies will be confined to in the early days. The
bonding-with-humans challenge is a little harder to overcome, but
depending upon your situation, this might not be a problem.
I don't necessarily like the sarcasm/tone of some of the opinion pages
I have found on the topic (from an online search), but their points are
sure something to think about:
In actuality, we have raised siblings together, and I feel that they DO
bond with each other more and with people less, regardless of the amount
of time spent with them (because it's so easy to just let them play
together when we are busy).
My own opinion is that unless there's a really valid reason for getting
two at once that isn't covered in the articles, it isn't the best option
for the puppies if they are going to the same home.